Friday, November 23, 2012

New Pro Kicker video

Hi to all the fans of The Inner Rectangle,

Just want to let you know that Pro Kicker created a new video. It has some action from the 2012 World Footbag Championships as well as some Peteca singles over the net. (Peteca is a Brazilian game played by striking a shuttlecock with the palm of the hands over a Volley ball size net) There is also a very short Mini Net sequence. Check it out I think it's worth the 3 minutes watch if you like alternative sports.
Here's a list of all the players participating in
Footbag net: (Kick Volley): Florian Gotze, Yves Kreil, Karim Daouk, Grischa Tellenbach, Marilyn Demuy, Yulia Tikhomirova, Julie Symons, Jody Welch, Oskari Forsten and Jani Markkanen

Footbag Freestyle: Aleksi Airinen (shred 30 sequence)

Peteca: Luc Legault, Dominic O'Brien, Dominic Allard, Yves Archambault

Mini Net: Sebastien Duchesne, Yves Archambault

Edited with Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 in November 2012

Thursday, February 24, 2011

My Modded PC


My power supply fried everything in my computer in October of 09. Because of a tight budget and lack of motivation (mostly due to an x-box 360) It took a little over a year to get it back and running. In between purchases of major components, I made several modifications to my Antec SLK3700 BQE case. Some mods are for cable management, some for more efficient cooling. Most are just for the hell of it! This is the first time I've (re)built a PC or made any kind of mods. It's been a fun and enlightening process. I'm definitely building another machine for myself in another couple of years

Again, infinite thanks to Tom for all his time and effort to actually make my PC work!

Click on the thumbnails below for larger pics and captions or go to my Flickr gallery to view the full set

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Boring-ass stock Rosewill RX-358 BLK

Zekefied Rosewill RX-358 BLK

DSC_0083 by airzeke, on Flickr

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Still Here


So I got my computer back up and running after 15 months of slowly replacing all the components that got fried. I have been editing some of the session footage Cory has been filming for the past year and hope to upload a few videos a month. We have been kicking indoors at The Shop with 4-5 players every session . Tommy is in Florida for a few more months concentrating on his art, Bryan has been MIA since last summer and Ronnie is planning on joining the Navy. Rob Creel is expected to move to Chicago during the summer and I'm still in contact with a potential new player who, despite severely spraining his ankle at a practice session with me last summer, still wants to learn to play. I can't wait to get outside again.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Kick Volley 03 will be in March and we hope to see you

Kick Volley 03 is in motion. The dates are set for March 26-27th and we would like to see some Chicagoans show up. Make your plans right now to come and face Frank the Tank and his colleagues. We will set you up at our places. All the details here.

The official footbag for the tournament will be the Pro Kicker Impact

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Some old vids

Here are some vids from a practice session on 9-7-09. The rest can be seen on my youtube channel




Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Chicago Inner Circle Turns 10

Today CIC turns 10. While it would be a stretch to say that we are still a fully active footbag freestyle club, I am extremely grateful that footbag has given me the most colorful and diverse set of friends that I would not have met otherwise. In the past decade, we've done a few demos, helped with a few tournaments, made a few videos and sold a few shirts. HOF worthy? Hell no. Not even close. What I like to think we're best known for is making footbag fun. Looking back, some of my favorite moments have little to nothing to do with with actual footbag but about endless hours of hanging out after events (or even local sessions) and eating tons of food while talking mad shit about anyone we didn't like. Believe me, there were (& still are) a lot of of you fucking bastards!

Footbag is merely what brought us together but it does not define Chicago Inner Circle. Although we rarely have big sessions together anymore we are still really good friends and we're going to be around for a while longer

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Session 042810: Busse Woods

Play of the day

Ted managed to set one of my shanks back into the court. I spun and tried a toe reverse but ended up hitting a sunback about 2 feet off Greg/Cory's front left corner. Cory kindly offers some tips on my positioning. The very next play, Greg sets Cory who smashes a sunback of his own into my right shin. He had a noticeable smirk on his face as if to say, 'that's how it's done newb sauce!'

"I see how how it is... that's how you sunback..." I mutter to myself as my shoulders slump.

Next, Ted receives the serve from Greg and pops it to the front right corner. I give chase. Quick step with the right foot. Deep step with the left then take off. Get in the air, tilt my hips, and cock my leg back for the swing. Quads flex. Core tightens. Toes extend. Contact. The footbag rockets down their left side just past Cory's dig attempt.

The split second after that bag hit my foot I found myself yelling as loud as I could

I swear I got that all out before i hit the ground.

The laughter dies down on both sides and Greg says, "but that was out!"
Godammit, Greg!